CACTUSS Central - March 19th

This month Steven Ormrod will be presenting on

Clustering, without the Charlie Foxtrot

So you wanna do the Cluster, but you're afraid all your moves look more like the Charlie Foxtrot?  Relax, take some dancing lessons, and learn some tips and tricks for managing SQL Failover Clusters. 

Doing the Charlie Foxtrot may be all the rage at the club, but in your data center, that's another matter. Building Clusters is a multi-discipline process that requires cooperation from multiple teams.

There is a lot of confusion about what SQL Clusters are and what they can do for you. We'll talk about some of the myths and realities. Then, we'll discuss how Clusters can help your environment.

Next, we'll discuss some of the resources you need to have laid out ahead of time to help ensure you have a successful clustering project.

I will share some of my own practices and tips for setting up and configuring the Cluster and the SQL Instances.


Steven is a Database Administrator for a global provider of orthotics and prosthetics. He focuses on clustering and consolidation projects, with a dash of performance tuning thrown in for fun. His environments contain hundreds of servers spread across multiple countries. In a previous life, he has been a Software Developer, SysAdmin, and a Teacher. Once upon a summer, he hitchhiked and bartended his way across Europe. When not breaking technology, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and snorkeling. He has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Masters in Educational Administration. Certifications include MCITP SQL 2008: Database Administration, Development; MCTS SQL 2008: BI Development.

Parking is street parking, so anywhere you can find around the building

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM CST with food and open discussion. Main presentation starts at 6:30 PM

Location Information

Experis IT
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 375
Austin, TX 78701